Calee was taught to sing at a young age by her mother who was a vocal coach. By the time she became a teenager, she and her sisters were blending their voices in multi-part harmony at different venues throughout Southern California – from professional athletic events to Disneyland. After graduating high school, she began writing her own music, experimenting with genres from grunge rock to pop. She became anxiously engaged in her new found passion, and worked with producers writing and selling her music to bands and TV shows, like ABC’s “Switched at Birth.”
Her music interest changed when she learned that her mother had been diagnosed with cancer, and she turned her focus to Christian media and worship music. When her mother became terminally ill from battling colon cancer, Calee started writing worship music as a means of sustaining her personal faith. In fact, she credits Christian music for keeping her faith and belief in God alive during the hard times and trials that she endured. Her mother passed away in 2011.
Her debut album, The Waiting Place, was written as a tribute to her mother and was released by Shadow Mountain Records in May 2012. The album was her way of reaching out to those who may have experienced similar trials in life. A music video for “She Put the Music in Me” which features home video and photos of her mother was released on YouTube, and all proceeds from the download of the song in May 2012 were donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
Since the release of The Waiting Place, Calee has traveled the country sharing her faith and testimony. Since 2013, she has shared the stage as a presenter with Time Out for Women/Girls programs with such people as Brad Wilcox, Sheri Dew, John Bytheway, and more. Her second album, What Heaven Feels Like, was released in July of 2015 by Shadow Mountain Records and features inspirational songs in Calee’s unique, fresh style.
Calee married Shaun Reed in April 2012. Together they have a daughter, Violet, who was born in 2013. Sadly, the marriage ended in divorce. She remarried in 2017 and is now experiencing the joys (and chaos!) of blending a family with five adorable children. Her husband, Jon, is a widower, and four of the children are from his previous marriage. The family currently resides in South Weber, Utah.
She penned her third album, Believer, during her years as a single, full-time mom. The album was released in early 2018. Calee also writes a blog called “Life’s Short, Eat Dessert: remembering what’s important in life. . . .”
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On Sunday, 27 August 2017, Yahosh Bonner and Calee Reed released a dynamic cover of R. Kelly’s “Gotham City.” Their rendering of the song is called “In Our City” and delivers the powerful message that what is needed in our homes, our neighborhoods, and our country at...
"I belong to God, and therefore, I belong here." That was what singer/songwriter Calee Reed kept telling herself as she entered sacrament meeting the first Sunday after she filed for a divorce. Born in Rexburg, Idaho, and raised in San Diego, California, Calee Reed...